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Make a Splash & Save a Child’s Life

Did you know that ten people a day drown in the US? Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children under 5. Drowning is preventable. Have you considered signing your child up for swimming lessons? This month’s featured nonprofit is the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative. It is a national child-focused […]

Great List of Activities For Kids

Discover arts, crafts, games, and more creative ways to keep your kids active throughout the year. Baby Center has a nice list of ideas to keep children playing and engaged. The categories listed include arts & crafts, birthday party games, beloved books, coloring pages, cooking with kids, educational games, just-for-fun games, holiday activities, outdoor activities, […]

Getting Cozi (Review): Organizing A Growing Family, Digitally

I am fortunate enough to have young kids, ages 4 (Luke, soon to be 5 by the end of April), 3 (Caleb), and 5 months (Hannah… or “Babes” as Luke calls her). I love my growing family! And the larger my family grows, the busier I seem to get. It’s become clear to me that […]

Parents Poll: Your Kids Internet Usage

How involved are you with your children’s online viewing habits? Are you engaged when it comes to their Internet activity? Are you checking their smart phones routinely? Are you monitoring what sites they are surfing? Are you intimated and don’t know where to start? Do you not feel you need to review their usage? How […]

Social Networking Safety Tips

I stumbled upon this site the other day and discovered some sound tips. Here are tips for helping your kids use social networking sites safely: Understand what information should be private. Only post information you are comfortable others seeing. Use privacy settings to restrict who can access info. Once information is online it can not […]

Tools for Texting Teens and their Parents

Families.com blogger Stephanie Romero recently did an in depth report on “Tools for Texting Teens and Their Parents” with celebrity, author, and psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy. He articulates that, “Parenting begins with you. Not your child. You.” When it comes to teens and texting, be aware of your parental responsibilities: 1. Keep tabs on their […]

Parry Aftab Privacy Lawyer

According to her website, “Parry Aftab is one of the leading experts, worldwide, on cybercrime, internet privacy and cyber-abuse issues. Kids used to pass notes around the class, now they are putting it on pages with 500 million users.” I have been following Parry for a few weeks and her insight into online self-defense is […]